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American Indian Law

Indian Law Resource Center - "Legal advocacy for the protection of indigenous peoples’ human rights, cultures, and traditional lands so that Indian tribes and nations may flourish for generations to come." Has information on Land Rights and Sovereignty and Self-governance. There is background information on the Onondaga Nation Land Claim.
Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws " Treaties - "Historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S.treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII). The work was first published in 1903-04 by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Enhanced by the editors' use of margin notations and a comprehensive index, the information contained in Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties is in high demand by Native peoples, researchers, journalists, attorneys, legislators, teachers and others of both Native and non-Native origins." A project of the Oklahoma State University Library.
National American Indian Court Judges Association
National Indian Law Library - Boulder, Colorado.
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project - Coordinated by the University of Oklahoma Law Library and the National Indian Law Library.
Native American Legal Materials Microfiche Collection - Historical collection of laws, treaties, and law-related materials produced by the Law Library Microform Consortium. In 1995 the Washburn University School of Law Library undertook a project to provide access through its online catalog to all of the titles in the NALM collection.
Native American Rights Fund (NARF) - Nation’s leading Indian law firm located in Boulder, Colorado.
NativeWeb - Comprehensive site offers links to newsletters and journals, bibliographies, Law and Legal Issues, historical information and various tribal home pages and offers a NativeWeb News Digest, a digest of national news stories, updated regularly.
Researching American Indian Law - Nancy D. Stancel, Librarian, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. (Prepared May, 2000.)
Return of the Natives - Eight-part series on Northeast Indians by Daniel P. Jones, David Lightman, Hilary Waldman, Kenton Robinson, Edmund Mahony and Steve Grant that appeared in the Hartford Courant between May 22 and May 29, 1994. One of the articles in the series, Unbroken treaties: How a new generation got the law on its side, provides an account of how Syracuse attorney George C. Shattuck won a unanimous ruling in 1974 from the U.S. Supreme Court for the Oneidas (Oneida Indian Nation of New York State v. County of Oneida, New York, 414 U.S. 661, argued Nov. 6 and 7, 1973, decided Jan. 21, 1974). Related decisions include County of Oneida, New York v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York State, 470 U.S. 226, decided March 4, 1985 and Oneida Indian Nation v. County of Oneida, No. 70-CV-35, United States District Court, July 12, 1977. In Oneida & Madison Counties v. Oneida Indian Nation, 470 U.S. 226, argued Oct. 1, 1984 and decided March 4, 1985, the Oneidas sued two New York State counties seeking damages representing fair rental value of the land presently owned and occupied by the counties. Shattuck wrote a book on the issue Oneida Land Claims: A Legal History, Syracuse University Press, 1991. ($19.95).
Tribal Court Clearinghouse - Resource for tribal justice systems and others involved in the enhancement of justice in Indian country. Among the site's resources are Tribal Laws/Codes, Tribal Courts and Indian Law Reviews.

Associations and Organizations

American Arbitration Association
American Association for Justice - "AAJ is the world's largest trial bar, providing trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients." Formerly Association of Trial Lawyers.
American Association for Paralegal Education
American Judicature Society - "Primary areas of focus are judicial independence, ethics in the courts, judicial selection, the jury, court administration, and public understanding of the justice system." Offers a Directory of Judicial Conduct Organizations. The National Jury Center provides information on various aspects of the jury system and also provides useful statistics and summaries of Recent death sentences.
American Society of International Law - Their Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law is edited by Marci Hoffman and Jill McC. Watson. EISIL is an acronym for Electronic Information System for International Law, was developed, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Association of American Law Schools
Canadian Bar Association
Conservation Law Foundation - "Advocacy for New Englnad Environment."
Crimes of War - "Unique collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars that seeks to raise awareness of the laws of war."
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Washington, D.C.


George Polk Awards - Administered by Long Island University. Joshua Micah Marshall, editor and publisher of the widely read political blog, Talking Points Memo, won the 2007 Polk Award for Legal Reporting.

Bar Associations

American Bar Association
Lawyer Locator - Searchable directory for over 900,000 lawyers and firms primarily in the United States.
Directory of Lawyer Disciplinary Agencies - For all states.
State and Local Bar Associations
Bar Council - Regulatory and representative body for barristers in England and Wales.
Boston Bar Association - Offers full-text access to the Boston Bar Journal.
Canadian Bar Association
New York City Bar:
Ethical Responsibilities and Opinions
New York State Bar Association


The BLT: The Blog of LegalTimes
How Appealing - "Web's first blog devoted to appellate litigation."
Inter Alia (Tom Mighell)
Slaw - Weblog about Canadian legal research founded by Simon Fodden, Professor Emeritus of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
Law Librarian Blog
LibraryLaw Blog - Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. [California, U.S.] and Peter Hirtle, M.A., M.L.S.
New York Lawyer
SCOTUSblog (Supreme Court of the United States) - Blog. "Web site run by the Supreme Court itself." (U.S. Supreme Court still weighing mining appeal, by Paul J. Nyden, Charleston Gazette, November 9, 2008.
Wall Street Journal Law Blog - Peter Lattman is the lead writer.

Civil Rights

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law - Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse - This resource from the University of Michigan Law School "collects documents and information from civil rights cases in specific case categories across the United States." For additional description see Using Court Records for Research, Teaching, and Policymaking: The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse by Margo Schlanger and Denise Lieberman, 75 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 153 (2006). There are over 4,000 cases, strongest in the following categories:
Equal Employment
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Juvenile Institution
U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright & Fair Use - Stanford University Libraries.
Copyright Clearance Center Online - Non-profit organization created at the suggestion of Congress.
Intellectual Property & Copyright - American Library Association provides information on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (H.R. 2281) and what the new laws will mean to libraries and librarians across the nation.
U.S. Copyright Office - Library of Congress.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - Geneva.


Federal Courts Finder - "Full-text archive for decisions handed down in the Federal Circuit Courts back to 1994." (Macmillan Law Library, Emory University.
Federal Judiciary Courts
National Center for State Courts - Williamsburg, Virginia. Has a directory of State Court Web Sites
U.S. Federal Courts Finder - Emory University.

Criminal Law

Department of Justice Canada
Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center - Information about suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system. You can search the database "to find data about specific events and outcomes, such as the number of defendants prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced in a given year."
FBI National Crime Information Center - "Nationwide information system dedicated to serving and supporting criminal justice agencies -- local, state, and federal -- in their mission to uphold the law and protect the public."
Federal Bureau of Prisons - Agency of the U.S. Department of Justice
Inmate Locator
Facility Locator
Address Directory
Weekly Population Report
International Criminial Court - The Hague, The Netherlands.
Interpol - Lyon, France.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Washington, D.C.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service - "One of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals." An excellent source for statistics and full-text reports."
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States, which are presented in over 600 tables. Examples of data: Salaries for police officers and other law enforcement personnel, Female law enforcement officers, Qualifications, Criminal cases filed per judgeship in U.S. District Courts, salaries, and selection process for State court judges, Utilization of petit and grand jurors in U.S. District Courts and Statutory provisions related to alcohol use and driving.
United States Sentencing Commission:
Reports to Congress
Annual Reports and Statistical Sourcebooks
Federal Sentencing Statistics by State, District, and Circuit
Research Products and Special Projects
Publications and Research Guide

Death Penalty

Cornell Death Penalty Project
Innocence Projects - There is an Innocence Project at the Cardozo School of Law. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers a list of Innocence Project Websites and provides Innocence Project Resources. For an opposing viewpoint see The 'Innocence' Myth by Morris B. Hoffman, Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2007. "Much of the empirical confusion about wrongful conviction rates has been driven by histrionics over the death penalty. To a large and unfortunate extent, the debate about wrongful convictions in a capital context has become a proxy for arguments in favor and against the death penalty. Lost in the cross fire is any reliable data about the actual wrongful conviction rate." Hoffman is a 2nd Judicial District District Judge in Colorado and an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Colorado. His Myths of Factual Innocence appeared in the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 82, no. 2, 2007.


Avvo - Lawyer ratings and profiles. Coverage is currently available for ten states: Arizona, California, Washington DC, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington.
Chambers and Partners - "The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers and law firms in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary."
Directory of Lawyer Disciplinary Agencies
Law Firm Rankings - Compiled by Shearman & Sterling LLP.
LawyerRatingz - "Where people like you provide real, independent ratings, reviews and recommendations for lawyers and attorneys."
Lex Mundi - "Leading association of independent law firms."
Martindale Lawyer Locator
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) - Has a Contact List for Attorneys General.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Washington, D.C.
Sweet & Maxwell - Publishers of the UK Bar Directory, the official directory of the General Council of the Bar.


Ethics Updates - Edited by Lawrence M. Hinman, the site "is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students... to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional..."
Opinions of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Ethics Committees - " full-text archive of the Opinions of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, and the Committee on Attorney Advertising." Rutgers School of Law.

Family Law

DivorceNet - "Family Law Advice on Divorce, Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Alimony, etc."

Human Rights

Conseil de l'Europe | Council of Europe - Based in the French city of Strasbourg, its main role is to strengthen democracy, human rights and the rule of law throughout its 46 member states.
International Labour Organization - Database of national laws on labor, social security and related human rights.
Browse by Country
Project Diana: An Online Human Rights Archive - Yale Law School. Provides access to Human Rights Cases and Documents.

International Law

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales (ICLR) - Free case summaries are provided in Index to Daily Law Notes.
American Society of International Law:
ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law)
i.lex: The Legal Research System for International Law in U.S. Courts
ASIL Publications Search - "searchable bibliographic index of articles and other content from ASIL publications."
Reports on International Organizations (ASIL RIO) - "Biannual reports are intended to highlight the work of IOs - both regional and subject-specific - whose actions are not well-known to international lawyers."
Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal - William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii.
Australasian Legal Information Institute
Bar Council - Regulatory and representative body for barristers in England and Wales.
Canadian Bar Association
Centre de recherche en droit public (Public Law Research Centre) - Université de Montréal. Andrée Lajoie, winner of the 2006 SSHRC Gold Medal for Achievement in Research, is on the faculty.
Chambers and Partners - "The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers and law firms in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary."
Conseil de l'Europe | Council of Europe - Based in the French city of Strasbourg, its main role is to strengthen democracy, human rights and the rule of law throughout its 46 member states.
Department of Justice Canada
European Union Law (EUR-Lex)
Consolidated Texts of Legislation, Treaties
Recent Case-Law
Official Journal
FLAG Foreign Law Guide Project - University of London.
Guide to Researching the Council of Europe - By Anne Burnett, a Reference/Foreign and International Law Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law Library. The man role of the CoE, based in Strasbourg, France, is to strengthen democracy, human rights and the rule of law throughout its 46 member states.
Global Legal Information Network - Library of Congress "database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the official full texts of published documents to the database in their original language. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN." There is also a Thesaurus for the Global Legal Information Network.
Glose - Littérature juridique (in French).
Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales (ICLR) - Free case summaries are provided in Index to Daily Law Notes.
International Centre for Commercial Law - Directory for law firms and lawyers in the UK, Europe, & Asia/Pacific.
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law - "To facilitate and support the development of civil society on a global basis by assisting the creation and improvement of laws and regulatory systems that permit, encourage, and regulate the not-for-profit sector in countries around the world." The Library is a "searchable directory of legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world."
International Constitutional Law - A. Tschentscher, Universität Bern.
International Criminial Court - The Hague, The Netherlands.
Legifrance - "L'essentiel du droit français." With Codes. See also AdmiNet: France: Justice.
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law - Freiburg, Germany. The Institute has over 500 participation institutions. In Publications there is free full-text access to selected articles. See, for example Research in Brief:
Prison Overcrowding: Finding Effective Solutions: Strategies and Best Practices Against Overcrowding in Correctional Facilities - By Hans-Joerg Albrecht, United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), March 2011.
RAVE: Research of articles and decisions in Public International Law and European Law - "Sponsored by the Ministry of Sciences and Research of the Land of Northrhine-Westphalia (Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen) and the Paul-Mikat-Foundation, Düsseldorf.&
Revue de l'Actualité Juridique Française (RAJF) - Provides free access to a collection of French Public Law documents.
SwissLawPage - In German.
United Nations Treaty Collection - Offers access to over 40,000 treaties and international agreements. (Subscription required for most access.)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - Geneva.



Federal Law Clerk Information System - Database of federal law clerk vacancies.
Law Jobs - American Lawyer Media.
Supreme Court Judicial Fellows Program

Journals " Magazines

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal - William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii.
Atlantic Monthly
Roberts's Rules - by Jeffrey Rosen, Atlantic Monthly, January/February, 2007.
The Day After Roe - by Jeffrey Rosen, Atlantic Monthly, June 2006.
Rehnquist the Great? - by Jeffrey Rosen, Atlantic Monthly, April 2005.
Duke University School of Law: Journals - Provides full-text access to the most recent of the following journals: Duke Law Journal, Law & Contemporary Problems, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy and Alaska Law Review
Harvard Law Bulletin. Provides full-text access to issues back to Fall 1997.
Harvard Law Today - Provides access to Issues back to November 2001.
Legal Journals on the Web - University of Southern California Law Center and Law Library.
McGill Law Journal - The Index offers free access to articles from Volume 40 (1995) to present and article abstracts from Volume 28 (1982-83) to present and includes special issues.
New York Law Journal
New Yorker Magazine - Provides full-text access to selected articles including:
After Stevens: What will the Supreme Court be like without its liberal leader? - Profile by Jeffrey Toobin, New Yorker, March 22, 2010.
Tech Law Journal - News, records, and analysis of legislation, litigation, and regulation affecting the computer and Internet industry. Although a subscription is now required to view new material (last 30 days), Links to Back Issues of the Daily E-Mail Alert are still available.

Law Libraries

American Association of Law Libraries (AALLNET)
Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire CUJAS - Principal law library of the University of Paris.
online catalogue
pathfinders (Guides Cujas)
Ressources Internet
Harvard Law School Library - Has a number of Digital Projects and useful Notable Internet Resources Archive.
Law-Lib Archive - Electronic discussion list hosted by the University of California Davis Law Library.
Law Librarian Blog
LibraryLaw Blog - Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. [California, U.S.] and Peter Hirtle, M.A., M.L.S. Minow is an attorney, a former librarian and library trustee, and a library law consultant with See also her article Library Digitization Projects and Copyright in LLRX an online journal "journal dedicated to providing legal and library professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools."
Law Library Catalogs - Washburn University School of Law.
Law Library of Congress
Rutgers School of Law - Library
Tarlton Law Library - University of Texas at Austin. The Law in Popular Culture Collection features an E-Texts Collection and a list of the 500 movies in its collection of films with legal themes. It also offers a searchable Contents Pages from Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals.

Law Reviews

Contents Pages from Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Directory of Law Reviews and Scholarly Legal Periodicals
Duke University School of Law Journals
FindLaw: Academic Law Reviews and Journals
LexisNexis Directory of Law Reviews
LexNotes Law Reviews
Library of Congress Law Reviews Online
University Law Review Project - Full-text search of law journals on the Internet, alphabetical list of journals, and a list of journals by law school.
USC Law Legal Journals Listing
Yahoo Law Journals

Law Schools

Association of American Law Schools - With links to Member Schools
ILRG: Law School Information Index - Internet Legal Research Group.
Law School Admission Council - Official LSAT site.
Official Guide to Canadian Law Schools
Official Guide To ABA-Approved Law Schools Archives


C-SPAN - Has a Video Library:
Antonin Scalia - Addressing students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia, April 9, 2008 (66 minutes).
Covering the U.S. Supreme Court - Linda Greenhouse talks about her career with retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, November 3, 2008 (80 minutes).
America and the Courts
Washington Journal
Court TV
Los Angeles Times: The Courts - See columns by David Savage.
New York Times - Provides access to archives from 1987 to the present. Law-related resources include:
Columns by Linda Greenhouse - Supreme Court coverage.
Nina Totenberg - NPR Legal Affairs correspondent, Washington Desk.
Wall Street Journal
Why Just One Wedding Isn't Enough for Some Gay Couples - By Phred Dvorak, Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2008. "Three states recognize same-sex marriage. Eight others, plus more than 70 cities, offer civil unions or domestic partnerships with varying rights. The laws can affect everything from discounts on car rentals to hospital-visiting rights. None are recognized by the federal government for matters such as immigration, income taxes and Social Security benefits."


Little Known Facts About Paralegals: Yesterday's Unsung Heros - Today's Knowledge Managers - Keynote Address given by attorney Christine A. Gilsinan for the St. Louis Association of Legal Assistants Day, Clayton, Missouri, May 10, 2000.
National Association of Legal Assistants
National Federation of Paralegal Associations


BitLaw: A Resource for Technology Law - Over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues by Daniel A. Tysver, a patent attorney with Beck & Tysver of Hopkins, Minnesota.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
USPTO Search
collection of online databases
USPTO Web Patent Databases - patent full-text Database with full-page images
Expired Patent Search
Patent Attorneys and Agents - Database of attorneys registered to practice before the PTO

History & Primary Sources

Avalon Project - Yale Law School project gathers documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.
Bracton Online - Searchable full-text, in English and Latin, of De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus Angliæ (Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England) attributed to Henry of Bratton, c. 1210-1268. Has a Table of Contents.
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873 - "Consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. It includes the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Letters of Delegates to Congress (1774-89); the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, or Farrand's Records, and the Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (1787-88), or Elliot's Debates; the Journals of the House of Representatives (1789-1875) and the Senate (1789-1875), including the Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875); the Journal of William Maclay (1789-91), senator from Pennsylvania in the 1st Congress; the debates of Congress as published in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-37), Congressional Globe (1833-73), and Congressional Record (1873-75); the Statutes at Large (1789-1875); the American State Papers (1789-1838); and congressional bills and resolutions for selected sessions beginning with the 6th Congress (1799) in the House of Representatives and the 16th Congress (1819) in the Senate. A select number of documents and reports from the monumental U.S. Congressional Serial Set are available as well."
The Common Law - By Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., 1881. Harvard Law School Library.
Earl Warren Oral History Project - "The Earl Warren Era Project (recorded 1969-1979) documents the executive branch, the legislature, criminal justice and political campaigns during the Warren Era in California. Focusing on the years 1925-1953, the interviews also provide a record of the life of Earl Warren and yield new information on the changes wrought in California by successive Depression, war, and postwar boom." See the Single Interview Volumes. A project of Regional Oral History Office
Eminent Scholars Archive - Interviews by Lesley Dingle, Daniel Bates and Matt Martin. "An expanding archive in which we document the careers and achievements of eminent scholars associated with the Squire Law Library and Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge." Also accessible via dSpace. I listened to the Fifth Interview with Sir Eli Lauterpacht, 28 March 2008. Professor Sir Elihu Lauterpacht is Emeritus Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Honorary Professor of International Law, Trinity College. Lauterpacht talks about the Ligitan and Sipadan case and describes the location:
That was a lovely case because it related to such a beautiful part of the world. Ligitan and Sipadan are two islands off the east coast of Borneo and title to them was disputed between Indonesia and Malaysia. Sipadan is known to the scuba diving fraternity of the world as one of the great places to go, because it is, in fact, a mushroom of coral that comes up from the bottom of the ocean then flattens out into this small island. But once you equip yourself with diving gear and you go out over the edge of the island and down underneath the mushroom top, you enter an incredibly beautiful world of multicoloured fish and all the splendour that goes with that kind of experience. Unfortunately, I couldn‟t share it, because I wasn‟t much of a scuba diver. But I did put on a mask and goggles and have a look underwater and began to see what it was all about.
Founders' Constitution - Anthology of writings on American constitutional history edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner. A joint venture of the University of Chicago Press and the Liberty Fund, the book was published in 1986. (It is not clear from the explanatory matter just how much of the print version appears online.) "The documents included range from the early seventeenth century to the 1830s, from the reflections of philosophers to popular pamphlets, from public debates in ratifying conventions to the private correspondence of the leading political actors of the day."
Table of Contents
Short Titles Used
Authors and Documents
Constitutional Provisions
Gammel's The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 - "H.P.N. Gammel's The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 has long been one of the most important primary resources for the study of Texas' complex history during the Nineteenth Century. His monumental compilation charts Texas from the time of colonization through to statehood and reveals Texas' legal history during crucial times in its development. The Laws consist of documents not only covering each congressional and legislative session but comprise other documents of significance, including the constitutions, select journals from the constitutional conventions, and early colonization laws."
Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Finding Aid - Harvard Law School Library. "The 65,000 items in the collection of papers of Judge Learned Hand span the years 1892-1961, with a few family biographical items dating back to 1846. The collection includes correspondence, opinions, memoranda, reports, statistical tables, legal documents, drafts of speeches and writings, typescripts of oral history interviews, diaries, address books, ledgers, letter-press books, bills, bank statements, newspaper clippings, photos, maps, printed material, microfilm, files of index cards, and memorabilia."
Harry A. Blackmun Papers at the Library of Congress - Includes hours of videotaped interviews conducted by Harold Hongju Koh, one of Blackmun’s former clerks, from July 6, 1994 - December 13, 1995. There are 37 video tapes, all available online, including two sessions "On Roe v. Wade".
Hinds' Precedents of the House of Representatives (1907) - Parliamentary procedure and precedents by Asher C. Hinds, Clerk at the Speaker's Table, 1895 to 1910. With Search Page.
Judges of the United States Courts - "Contains the service record and biographical information for all judges who have served on the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Circuit Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court since 1789."
Lincoln Legal Papers: A Documentary History of the Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, 1836-1861 - Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, Illinois. See also Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.
Nature of the Judicial Process - Electronic edition of the Storrs Lectures delivered by Benjamin N. Cardozo at Yale University and published by Yale University Press in 1921. (A hypertext project of the University of Virginia American Studies Program.)
Roman Law Resources - Edited by Ernest Metzger of the Faculty of Law at the University of Aberdeen. Provides information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and the persons who engage in the study of Roman law. There is a Directory of Legal Historians.
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 - More than 100 pamphlets and books published between 1772 and 1889 on the experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States. "Highlights of the collection include the cases of Somerset v. Stewart, 1772, which laid the groundwork for the abolition of slavery in England, and Dred Scott, 1857, which helped precipitate the Civil War, as well as the memoirs of Daniel Drayton, who helped slaves escape to freedom. Other materials document the work of John Quincy Adams and William Lloyd Garrison to abolish slavery and the trial of John Brown. The collection contains courtroom transcripts, important speeches from trials, lawyers' trial arguments, and Supreme Court decisions. A special presentation shows a manuscript slave code of 1860 from the District of Columbia." (Danna C. Bell-Russel)
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834 - "Fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court." Also known as the Old Bailey Sessions Papers. See Digitizing the Hanging Court by Guy Gugliotta, Smithsonian, April, 2007, pp. 66-75.
Stanley Forman Reed Oral History Collection Index - 21 full-text oral history interviews with colleagues, relatives, and law clerks of Stanley F. Reed (1884-1980), a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1938-1957. You can Browse Interviews.
Women's Legal History Biography Project - Stanford Law School site features biographies of pioneering women lawyers.


CataLaw: Metaindex of Law and Government - Catalog of catalogs of law on the Internet. This comprehensive subject directory, an index of other indexes, has a site index and U.S. Courts and Cases. (Dov Wisebrod)
Famous Trials of the 20th Century - Maintained by Doug Linder, a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Federal Grand Jury - Susan Brenner and Greg Lockhart provide information about the role grand juries play in federal law enforcement.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (2003 ed.) - Peter W. Martin, Cornell Law School.
Judges of the United States Courts - "Contains the service record and biographical information for all judges who have served on the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Circuit Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court since 1789."
National Agricultural Law Center - University of Arkansas School of Law site has a useful set of Agricultural Law Bibliographies. A search for hog, for example, in Agricultural Law: A Selected Bibliography: 1996-1999 retrieves 14 citations. There's also a collection of links to information on United States Farm Bills.
Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology
Nolo's Legal Glossary
Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition (also available from the Constitution Society)
Duhaime's Legal Dictionary
Legal Lexicon's Lyceum
Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
Women's Legal History Biography Project - Stanford Law School site features biographies of pioneering women lawyers.

State Court

Alabama Judicial System
Alaska Court System
Arkansas Judiciary
Arizona Judicial Branch
California Courts
Colorado State Judicial Branch
Connecticut Judicial Branch
Delaware State Courts
Florida State Courts - See also Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida offering streaming Live Broadcasts of high profile trials.
Judicial Branch of Georgia - See also Supreme Court of Georgia
Hawai`i State Judiciary
Idaho State Judiciary
Supreme Court of Illinois
Indiana Courts
Iowa Courts
Kansas Judicial Branch
Kentucky Court of Justice
Louisiana Supreme Court
Maine Judicial Branch
Maryland Judiciary
Massachusetts Court System
Michigan Courts
Minnesota Judicial Branch - Has a searchable archive of opinions. The Minnesota State Law Library provides access to Library Catalog.
Mississippi Supreme Court
Missouri Judiciary
Montana Judicial Branch
Nebraska Judicial Branch - See also Supreme Court of Nevada, Court Rules of Nevada, Nevada Law Library
New Hampshire Judicial Branch
New Jersey Courts
New Mexico State Judiciary - See also New Mexico Supreme Court
New York State Unified Court System
North Carolina Court System
North Dakota Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Ohio
Oklahoma State Courts Network
Oregon Courts
Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System
Rhode Island Judiciary
South Carolina Judicial Department
South Dakota Unified Judicial System
Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts
Texas - See also Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas Judiciary Online
Utah State Courts
Vermont Judiciary - See also Vermont Courts Online
Virginia's Judicial System
Washington Courts
West Virginia Court System
Wisconsin Court System
Wyoming Judicial Branch - See also Wyoming State Law Library

Subject Guides

BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources - Law - U.K. subject directory.
Guide to Law Online - "Prepared by the U.S. Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information."
Guide to Legal History Resources on the Web - Selective guide to legal history resources on the World Wide Web, with special emphasis on archives and rare book collections that are relevant to legal history. Maintained by Mike Widener, Rare Books & Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas.
Internet Legal Resource Guide - "Categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories."
Law and Policy Institutions Guide - Annotated directory of law sites created by Randy Roberts, a law student, freelance author, and webmaster for the ABA E-Commerce Law Division.
Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research - Georgia State University College of Law.

Supreme Court

FLITE Supreme Court Decisions 1937-1975 - FedWorld site contains 7,407 full-text decisions issued from volumes 300 through 422 of US Reports, searchable by keyword or case name. (Related resources include Cornell's Legal Information Institute's Supreme Court Decisions, FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court Opinions, Supreme Court of the United States, and Constitution of the United States.)
Index to Supreme Court Cases, 1704-1844 - "This database consists of roughly 65,000 entries indexing cases heard by the Supreme Court of New Jersey during the time period 1704-1844. Currently, all cases are indexed by plaintiff and defendant. The year is included in the index for about 96.5% of the entries. County and case type are included for only 60% of the entries at present."
Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court - "Developed through the collaboration of teachers, attorneys, law students, Street Law, and the Supreme Court Historical Society."
Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia - Digital recordings of major constitutional cases searchable by date, party or subject. The site, also known as Oyez Oyez Oyez, from the phrase by which the Marshal of the Court calls the courtroom to order. (You can hear the Marshal of the Supreme Court say the phrase.)
Princeton University Web Media - Recent Archived video lectures include:
The Lighter Side of Life at the U.S. Supreme Court: Customs and Habits that Promote Collegiality Among the Justices - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, October 23, 2008. (78:09)
Matthew J. Franck, Radford University on The Supreme Court and the Inversion of the Due Process Clauses: From a Judicial Rule against Arbitrary Power to the Power of Arbitrary Judicial Rule, October 3, 2006.
Active Liberty: A Conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Professor Robert P. George, April 30, 2006.
Walter Murphy, "The Constitution, Dead or Alive?", September 19, 2006.
Rutgers - Camden Federal Courts Search Page - "Full-text archive of U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1754 to 2005, and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal from 1950 to 2007 (F.2d vol. 178 to F.3d vol. 491)."
SCOTUSblog (Supreme Court of the United States) - Blog. "Web site run by the Supreme Court itself." (U.S. Supreme Court still weighing mining appeal, by Paul J. Nyden, Charleston Gazette, November 9, 2008.
Stanley Forman Reed Oral History Collection Index - 21 full-text oral history interviews with colleagues, relatives, and law clerks of Stanley F. Reed (1884-1980), a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1938-1957. You can Browse Interviews.
Supreme Court Collection - Legal Information Institute at Cornell.
Supreme Court Historical Society - Non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. Provides biographical information on Current Justices, Landmark Supreme Court Cases and Yearbooks from 1976 to 1990.
Supreme Court Judicial Fellows Program
Supreme Court of the United States - With Opinions.

U.S. Court of Appeals

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States court of appeals.
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - From August 1995. Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center.
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Dictrict of Columbia Circuit
America and the Courts - C-SPAN.
American Civil Liberties Union - Offers a Supreme Court page as well as updates, background and commentary on critical cases and contemporary issues:
Death Penalty
USA Patriot Act
Marriage Equality
Appellate Counsellor - Calvin House. Appellate Decisions Noted is a monthly newsletter on recent decisions from federal and state courts in California.
The bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) Legal Repository
Berkman Center for Internet and Society - Research program at the Harvard Law School offers an Online Series. The newsletter The Filter, gives interest Internet news and commentary.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute - "Access to freely available British and Irish public legal information."
British Legal History: Selected Links on the Web - Created by Lynette Costello and maintained by Steve Hedley, University of Cambridge.
Business Law Today - Abstracts from this news magazine for business lawyers, published every other month by the American Bar Association.
California Grand Juror's Association
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) - Their Ontario Labour Relations Board Archive includes over 22,000 cases rendered since 2000.
Center for Court Innovation
Citizens for Judicial Accountability
City of New York Office of Collective Bargaining Decisions
Code of Federal Regulations - National Archives and Records Administration. Browsable or searchable by keyword.
Constitution Finder - Constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. John Paul Jones & Churchill Bowles, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. See also Constitutions of the World and Political Database of the Americas.
Constitution of the United States of America - Sponsored by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Government Printing Office, the site is subtitled Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992. There are supplements for 1992, 1996 and 1998. Consists of the Constitution with Annotations, Amendments to the Constitution, and other introductory and supplementary material.
Consumer Law Page - Over 200 articles and brochures by litigation specialists Alexander, Hawes & Audet.
CostHelper - Provides costs of legal services such as a criminal attorney, immigration attorney, divorce, will, copyright and incorporating a business.
Directory of Law Reviews and Scholarly Legal Periodicals - Compiled by Michael H. Hoffheimer, Professor of Law, University of Mississippi and made available by the Anderson Publishing Company.
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund - Non-profit public-interest environmental law group.
EDUCAUSE/Cornell Institute for Computer Policy and Law - Offers a Resource Library with online policies from colleges and universities around the country. See also Computer Policy and Law (Cornell) which has archived videos of speakers.
elaws Advisors - An acronym for Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses, this U.S. Department of Labor site is "designed to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employee or employer."
Federal Judicial Center - Federal courts' agency for research and continuing education. It conducts and promotes research on federal court organization, operations and history. Has information on the History of the Federal Judiciary, with a Federal Judges Biographical Database
Federal Judiciary - Maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the U.S. Courts to serve as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Has links to Federal Court web sites.
Federal Register - "Legal newspaper published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It contains Federal agency regulations; proposed rules and notices; and Executive orders, proclamations and other Presidential documents. The Federal Register informs citizens of their rights and obligations and provides access to a wide range of Federal benefits and opportunities for funding." See Today's Issue. There is an index and it is searchable via GPO.
FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources
Law Journals
Supreme Court Opinions - Searchable database of Supreme Court decisions since 1937.
Medical Images - Database of over 10,000 medical illustrations and exhibits.
Constitutional Law Center - Historical documents, biographies, and Supreme Court decisions.
Find a Lawyer - Searchable directory of more than one million lawyers and legal professionals from the West Legal Directory, searchable by name and browsble by state or practice area.
First Amendment Center
Full-text State Statutes and Legislation on the Internet - Links to "sites containing full-text state constitutions, statutes (called codes or compiled laws in some states), legislation (bills, amendments and similar documents), session laws (bills that have become laws), and administrative rule."
Harvard Law School Forum - With archives of Past Programs dating back to 1954 featuring an impressive array of speakers ranging from Walter Reuther to Barry Goldwater. See also Guide to Past Programs by decade. Recent Speakers have included Charlton Heston, Asa Hutchinson,Vince McMahon, Mario Cuomo, Ralph Nader, Jack Gargan, Helen Thomas, Stephen Reinhardt, Nadine Strossen, Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, Jim Dwyer, Bill Kovach, Richard Lewontin, Michael Seidman and Arun Gandhi.
Hearsay of the Sun Photography, Identity, and the Law of Evidence in Nineteenth-Century American Courts - By Thomas Thurston in American Quarterly: Hypertext Scholarship in American Studies.
Hieros Gamos Law and Legal Research Center - Comprehensive legal and government site sponsored by Lex Mundi, a global association of 133 independent law firms.
Hildebrandt International Inc. - Legal consulting firm is a unit of West Publishing and part of the Thomson Corporation.
2008 Client Advisory - January 2008 report on trends in the legal market. "A number of firms may find it necessary to address continuing issues of low productivity, particularly within the ranks of permanent non-equity partner lawyers."
Historians and Access to the Files of Lawyers - March 1994 report by the Ad Hoc Committee on Access to Lawyers' Files of the Organization of American Historians, provided as a public service by H-LAW, the H-Net listserv, sponsored by the American Society for Legal History.
Hoover Institution - Stanford University.
International Court of Justice (ICJ) - The Hague. There is a List of Cases referred to the Court since 1946 by date of introduction. "The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). Of the six principal organs of the United Nations, it is the only one not located in New York (United States of America). The Court's role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. The Court is composed of 15 judges, who are elected for terms of office of nine years by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. It is assisted by a Registry, its administrative organ. Its official languages are English and French. "See also International Court of Justice - Text of the official judgments, advisory opinions, and orders which are received directly from the International Court of Justice...published in English and French.(Cornell Law Library)
Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions - "Extensive analysis of over 100 court decisions shaping the law of the web" is provided by Martin H. Samson, an attorney with Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon.
Islamic Family Law - Law and Religion Program, Emory University. There are Legal Profiles for 38 countries.
Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer (JERITT) Project - Offers "access the most complete databases on judicial branch education in the world."
Jewish Law - With Legal Briefs.
Jurist: Legal News and Research - University of Pittsburgh School of Law. There are Law Guides and a Reference Desk.
Kansas Supreme Court / Kansas Court of Appeals Opinions - Project of the Kansas Courts, in cooperation with Washburn University School of Law Library and University of Kansas School of Law Library. - Comprehensive network of law-related sites, most of which is available to subscribers only. Am Law 100 is an annual ranking of the country's top law firms by gross revenue.
LawArchive - Duke University Law Faculty Scholarship Repository. You can browse by year and subject. Samples of contents: The Independence and Democratic Accountability of the Supreme Court of Ohio: Recalling the Work of Frederick Grimke, Carrington, Paul D. and Long, Adam R. (2002), Capital University Law Review 30:455-487; A Comment on New York Times v. Tasini, Lange, David L. (2003), Case Western Reserve Law Review 53:653-657; The Duration of Copyright and the Limits of Cultural Polic, Reichman, Jerome H. (1996), Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 14:625-654; and Child Custody in the 21st Century: How the American Law Institute Proposes to Achieve Predictability and Still Protect the Individual Child's Best Interests, Bartlett, Katharine T. (1999), Willamette Law Review 35:467-483.
Law Library Resource Xchange (LLRX) - "Legal and technology articles and resources for librarians, lawyers and law firms." Edited by Sabrina I. Pacifici and Cindy L Chick, LLRX offers a "special focus on research, management and technology topics for legal professionals. Each digital issue features articles, departments and columns with up-to-date information written by expert law librarians, attorneys, information technology specialists and legal technology consultants. Each edition of LLRX highlights a broad range of topics including: current Congressional activities relating to technology, research, and libraries; useful Web sites for legal researchers; technology training resources; and issues that deal with the challenges posed to the legal community by the continually expanding electronic world." Court Rules, Forms and Dockets links to over 1,400 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets.
Law Lists - "Compilation of electronic discussion groups (Internet listservs and Usenet newsgroups), newsletters, journals, etc., related to law." Maintained by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, University of Chicago.
Law Society of England and Wales
Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. - "Specializes in antiquarian law and legal history, including American, British and international materials. We also deal in contemporary legal materials for practitioners and libraries, as well as publish reprints of legal classics."
LawCrawler - FindLaw's intelligent agent for searching legal sites covers a wide range of sources, including the FCC, FTC, SEC, Library of Congress, US military sites and the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal Information Institute - "Research and electronic publishing activity" of the Cornell Law School.
Supreme Court decisions - recent and historic
U.S. Code
U.S. Constitution
Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure, recent opinions of the New York Court of Appeals, American Legal Ethics Library which contains both the codes or rules setting standards for the professional conduct of lawyers and commentary on the law governing lawyers, organized by state. It holds the LII's Directory of legal academia as well as contact information on other people and organizations in the field of law. It is host to the Cornell Law Review. The University Law Review Project allows you to do a full-text search of online law journals.
Legal Services Corporation - With clickable map of LSC Funded Programs.
Legal Technology Resource Center - American Bar Association.
Lexis-Nexis Communication Center
lexisONE - Offers some free resources - news, web directory and some free forms. Registration is required in some cases. On the New Attorneys page you can search case law for the past 5 years and U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1790 (but you don't get the full-text).
LexNotes - Categorized and searchable links to research sources, bibliographies, pathfinders, articles, reviews, papers, legal news, and tips. (T. R. Halvorson, Synoptic Text Information Services, Inc.)
Mealey Publications - Litigation resources, news. Most of the site is available to subscribers only, but there is a Free Online Archive.
Media Law Resource Center
Moritz College of Law Archived Webcasts - Ohio State University.
Multilaterals Project - Texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments made available by the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University. Texts are organized by subject and by chronology.
Municipal Codes: E-Codes: Municipal Codes on the Internet, Municipal Codes Online and Municipal Code Corporation List of Codes.
National Association for Law Placement (NALP) - Their Resource Center offers a Amelioration Best Practices Guide.
National Conference of Bar Examiners
NACDL Member Directory Search
Affiliate Organizations
News & Issues
Indigent Defense
Innocence Projects
National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators - Find "dormant checking and savings accounts, uncashed checks, payroll, wages, insurance, refunds, credit balances, oil and gas royalties, dividends and stock."
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws - Organization of more than 300 lawyers, judges and law professors, appointed by the states "to draft proposals for uniform and model laws on subjects where uniformity is desirable and practicable, and work toward their enactment in legislatures." Legislative Status and Information on Uniform Acts can be browsed alphabetically, by subject and by state.
National Conference of State Legislatures - This is a valuable resource, frequently updated. The State and Federal Issues page provides extensive resources to various issues. See, for example, the section on Eminent Domain legislation and Kelo v. New London. "NCSL is summarizing and posting 2006 bills as they pass the legislatures. The summaries include a link to the legislation or to the legislature's bill tracking system." You'll find information on court decisions, legislation, presentations and podcasts, publications and staff contacts.
National Organization of Bar Counsel
New Jersey Digital Legal Library - A project of the Rutgers University School of Law, the library includes:
Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub Lecture Series (pdf transcripts)
Supreme Court of New Jersey Oral Arguments Archive (Video archive from 2005)
Law of Slavery in New Jersey
New Jersey Attorney General Opinions 1949-1998
Supreme Court of New Jersey Oral Arguments - Videos from January 2005 to present. Browse by case title, argument date or search for an argument.
New Jersey Division of Archives & Records Management (NJDARM) - Has an Index to Supreme Court Cases, 1704-1844
New York State Unified Court System - Provides:
Press Releases
What's New
electronic courts
law libraries
Attorney Directory
Court Forms
Bar Associations
Table of Contents
Letters of Engagement Rules
Nolo's Legal Glossary
Nolo's Lawyer Directory - California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Texas.
Office of New York State Attorney General
Office of Technology Transfer - University of Arizona offers information on patents, copyrights, chip protection, Internet issues, policies, trademarks, plants, agreements, technologies, licensing and intellectual property.
Online Books Page - Try a search for a title with the words law or legal.
Ontario Labour Relations Board
Open Access - Harvard Magazine, May/June 2008. See also Update: Harvard Law School Faculty Approves Open Access. "In a unanimous vote, members of the Harvard Law School (HLS) faculty have approved making their scholarly articles available on line free of charge."
PACER Service Center - Federal Judiciary's centralized registration, billing, and technical support center for electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records. (There is an access fee of $.07 per page.)
Pornography, the Internet and Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment: A Dilemma Resolved With Title VII and Title IX - Evelyn Oldenkamp, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 1997, p. 159.
Princeton University Web Media - Law-related Archived video lectures include:
The Lighter Side of Life at the U.S. Supreme Court: Customs and Habits that Promote Collegiality Among the Justices - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, October 23, 2008. (78:09)
Matthew J. Franck, Radford University on The Supreme Court and the Inversion of the Due Process Clauses: From a Judicial Rule against Arbitrary Power to the Power of Arbitrary Judicial Rule, October 3, 2006.
Active Liberty: A Conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Professor Robert P. George, April 30, 2006.
Walter Murphy, "The Constitution, Dead or Alive?", September 19, 2006.
The Life of a Judge: From Megan's Law to Bernie Madoff - Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, February 26, 2011. [Webcast 58:04]
Importing Legal Ideas - Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law School. November 19, 2007. [Webcast]
On the Reading of Cases: The Reasoning We Have Forgotten, the Law We Have Lost - Hadley Arkes, Amherst College, April 7, 2005. [Webcast] - "Lawyers serving the public good.& Founded by Michael Hertz, the site focuses on Family Justice/Domestic Violence, Disability Rights, and Community Development & Nonprofit Law.
Projet Volterra - Established by the British Academy (and currently based in the History Department of University College London) in honour of the memory of the distinguished Roman Lawyer Edoardo Volterra (1904-1987) "to promote the study of Roman legislation in its full social, political and legal context." The site consists of the LAWS Database, an online version of the Codex Theodosianus and links to Other On-line Resources for Roman Law.
Public and Private Laws - "Text of public and private laws enacted from the 104th Congress to the present." (GPO Access)
Public Index - "Site to study and discuss the proposed Google Book Search settlement." This is a "project of the Public-Interest Book Search Initiative and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School. We are a group of professors, students, and volunteers who believe that the Google Book Search lawsuit and settlement deserve a full, careful, and thoughtful public discussion."
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse - Stanford Law School provides full text of security fraud complaints, motions, judicial opinions, and other major class action filings.
Case Index
Search Engine
Social Security - The Law & Regulations section has a Rulings page with a Cumulative Index of Rulings (1960-200) and Finding Lists.
See also WashLaw WEB's State Law Search Page and the National Center for State Courts.
State and Local Government on the Net - Piper Resources
State Justice Institute - Alexandria, Virginia.
The Tangled Web of Global Deep-Linking Rules - WilmerHale, October 3, 2002. Mentions the following:
Ticketmaster v.
Kelly v. Arriba Soft
Directive 96/9/EC - European Union
Danish Newspaper Publishers Association and NewsBooster (see Clearing the legal barriers – Danish court upholds ‘deep linking’ in Home v. Ofir by Sylvia Mercado-Kierkegaard, Computer Law & Security Report, Volume 22, Issue 4, 2006, Pages 326-332.)
Mainpost v. Newsclub
SV online GmbH v. Net-clipping
Handelsblatt vs. Paperboy
That's What She Said - Lawyer Julie Elgar tracks potential "litigation value" of the actions of employees of Dunder Mifflin, the fictional Scranton firm in NBC's "The Office".
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet - Full-text legislation.
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) - Organization associated with Syracuse University provides "independent, and nonpartisan information on federal law enforcement." More specifically they offer "data gathering, data research and data distribution. describing the enforcement activities and staffing patterns of the FBI, the IRS, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms." A valuable resource for journalists, lawyers, public interest groups, businessmen and researchers. (Free registration.)
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
United States Code - Cornell University's Legal Information Institute.
US Court of Appeals First Circuit - Opinions of the First Circuit from November 1995 to July 2001. (Geographic jurisdiction: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island) compiled by the Hugh F. Macmillan Law Library, Emory University School of Law, in cooperation with the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - The largest of the federal circuits, it has Audio Files of Opinions. See also Ninth Circuit Homepage
U.S. Courts - "Clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government." Has links to all Courts in the system.
U.S. Department of Justice - They have a Bureau of Justice Statistics page which includes publications.
United States Attorney's Office - District of New Jersey - With Press Releases
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) - Independent Federal agency created to decide contests of citations or penalties resulting from OSHA inspections of American work places. OSHRC Decisions are listed by year. You can search Statistics & Inspection Data. Commission Decisions are searchable or browsable by year (1981 to present), company name or docket number. Administrative Law Judges Decisions are browsable by year (1993 to present). OSHA also has a Subject Index.
U.S. Party / Case Index - There is an access fee of $.08 per page.
United States Constitution Online - Steve Mount also provides the Vermont Constitution.
Virtual Chase: Teaching Legal Professionals How To Do Research - Genie Tyburski, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP.
VisiLaw: Immigration and Nationality Law - Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine.
Voice of the Shuttle: Legal Studies - Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara.
WashLaw: Legal Research on the Web - Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas. Webcasts: University law schools and courts are increasingly providing online webcasts. Among the law school resources are:
Audio Berkman - Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Case School of Law Lectures
Duke Law School Webcasts
Emory Law School Webcasts
Georgetown University Law School Webcasts
Harvard Law School Webcasts - with Archive
Library of Congress Webcasts - See also Library of Congress Podcasts:
Strickland v. Washington - Sandra Day O'Conner, 7 November 2007 [43 minutes].
National Security and the Rule of Law - Rubens Medina , Charlie Savage, Mickey Edwards, James Thurber, Virginia Sloan, 17 September 2007 [92 minutes].
175th Anniversary Gala of the Law Library of Congress - Jeffrey Toobin, Rubens Medina, Ted Poe, 14 July 2007 [48 minutes].
Moritz College of Law - Archived Webcasts
University of Houston Law Center Internet Broadcast Archive
University of Miami School of Law Webcast @ UM Law
Vanderbilt University Law School Webcast Archives
Court resources include:
Indiana Courts: Court Webcasts which has Oral Arguments Online,
Michigan Judicial Institute Webcasts,
Wex - "Collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia." Sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.
World Law - World-wide law index from the Australasian Legal Information Institute.
World Wide Web Virtual Library - Has sections on Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Arbitration, Legal History and Islamic and Middle Eastern Law.
Yahoo: Law - Also has a list of Law Journals.
Yale Law School - The Lillian Goldman Library has a section with links to Internet Resources.
Last updated 9 November 2012
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